St Martin St Maarteen Travel Stories

Alarm Clocks in Cell Phone

Alarm Clocks

I now have a cell phone, it will work as an alarm clock, I am very happy I have two systems to wake me, I do not trust hotels to wake me, now I have my made in china two dollar alarm clock and my cell phone alarm clock. I am not sure if itwill work when there is not signal.


St Maarten to Guatemala City Flight

St Maarten to Guatemala City Flight

I purchase this ticket today for tomorrow 7th of March 2006, anything to escape!

Guatemala is special, I will be glad to return anywhere but here.

I am playing, lets see how this looks on the blog?


Your Itinerary
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Flight
Number
Departing
Arriving
Cabin

Booking Code
Seats
City
Date & Time
City
Date & Time
AMERICAN AIRLINES
OPERATED BY AMERICAN EAGLE/EXECUTIVE
5161
SXM St Maarten
03/07/2006 10:25 AM
SJU San Juan
03/07/2006 11:40 AM
Economy

Y
3C
AMERICAN AIRLINES
1350
SJU San Juan
03/07/2006 01:34 PM
MIA Miami
03/07/2006 03:23 PM
Economy

Y
7C
AMERICAN AIRLINES
2125
MIA Miami
03/07/2006 05:30 PM
GUA Guatemala City
03/07/2006 07:12 PM
Economy

Y
30C

St Maarten to Guatemala City Flight


Trapped in Caribbean

I am trying to get a flight anywhere but here, now the internet is so slow, I cannot get the American Airlines flight to work.

Trapped in the Caribbean.

If I can figure out a way out of here, I am gone, enough of the torture.


Fat Topless Women

Fat Topless Women

My mother wants more photos, I could collect an abundance of fat topless women here in St Martin, wonder if she would like that?

Fat Topless Women


St Martin

St Martin

I am on the Island of St Martin or Sint Maarten according to whether you think Dutch or French.

I have walked a long time from the port of Marigot in search of a beach, I finally found a beach called Friar Bay, however I was not prepared with my beach hammock blanket to lie around and read a book. I was truly hoping to figure out a simple way of going to the beach. I feel like I am in Car Rental Heaven, and walk to the beach Hell.

It defeats my value in life for a beach, when I have to work to go to the beach. Maybe, if I go to Philipsburg (sp) from Marigot, I can find some easily accessible good beaches by small bus.

I am considering how to escape the Caribbean, just not worth the money, the only hope is maybe now in the Dutch part or Sint Maarten, there may be a 20 dollar guesthouse with a bus to Orient Beach, supposedly a nude beach or topless beach or something like a continuous strip show. I do not like nude beaches, however it would be better than being bored out of my brain.

I think people are overwhelmed with the blue water, it is pretty, however for me, and I have lived on much better beach areas for 1/10 the price. Feels like I am being robbed.

St Martin


Caribbean Electric

Caribbean Electric

Sunday March 5, 2006, 11:29 AM
St Martin / Sint Maarten

The Caribbean Electricity is a lottery, maybe lucky for most travelers there is not real Island Hopping happening, maybe in the real of Island Hopping with Yachts, or sailboats. The electricity is alarming; I have a couple of ways of figuring out the electricity, not extremely conclusive, however good enough for my needs. Everything I own works on both 220 and 110, however sometime slower with 110. I carry a long light that clips on my bed for a reading light, the 220 Light bulbs work in 110 badly and I think a 110 will work for a very short time then go POP. I just had a POP in my room, the light burns, the circuit breaker broke, and I had no electricity. All the Electricity in the room including the Air Conditioning is one circuit I now knows for sure, as all went off, I reset the breaker and all is good.

CARIBBEAN ELECTRICAL PROBLEM

1. Converters that could be a danger because of the type of electricity coming out of them as they drop the electricity from 220 to 110.

2. Lottery of plugs, there is no way to tell what electricity you are using by looking at the electrical outlet. IF you have a 110 device, you would need to test every plug. No clear way to know, best option, do not bring any 110 devices.

Most cameras, cells, and computers work both ways.

Read this on the back of the little box on the computer, cell, or camera charger. It should say something like 110-240. NOTE: IF you do not understand, you are not sure; you cannot make up your mind. Do NOT plug in your device, have an expert check or tell you if you can use both ways.  Beware of this advice; I am not an electrical expert.


Arrival St Martin

Arrival St Martin

Sunday March 5, 2006, 9:26 AM

I am now in the Cigalon Hotel, not sure what the difference is between a Guesthouse and a Hotel other than I normally have to pay more. This place is quaint, shade by a pergola on the front, draped with Grape Vines. A French place, I am waiting to check in or more or less have the rooms cleaned so I can enter at Onze - 11:00 in the morning.

French is the language, the place is nice, I am not sure I wish to pay to stay here long, the price is 51 U.S. Dollars per night, however I was not able to find a cheaper place walking around the other day for four hours. The Mom and Pop environment is nice, the man or husband, a.k.a Pop is ironing the clothes here in the reception area, while watching some futball on TV. Assumptions, I turned around to check, he is watching Basketball, oops still wrong, it looks like a basketball court, however they are playing some type of hand throw soccer. The are running, passing the ball, the size of a volleyball, then trying to throw at a goal similar to a soccer goal, maybe more the size of a Hockey goal.

It is loud enough, I know he can hear.

First impressions of the Marigot is the smell of beer, last night was Saturday, there is what appears to be after beer war zone situation here. Smells or beer are everywhere, however the streets are empty. Clean, organizes, minimal amounts of drunk bums hanging around, the day is starting.

I would say so far, St Martin Island is the party Island of the Caribbean, this is my first feelings. I do not know, too many Islands on the list to visit yet to say yet. However for sure there is more here than any other. They may have taken the chip on your shoulder, ex-slave, ex-who-cares mentality down here in the French Part of Marigot.

Marigot is the City area, or something called this area. I was reading on a tourism sign and it means something to do with Ponds and Swamps in the French Language.

Nice place, they use Euros and Dollars, I want to check my guidebook and see what is the money they recommend. I will also take money from the ATM Bank Machine to see if they offer the choice of both Euros and Dollars. The primary money is Euros as the prices are in Euros on all the posted prices. Euros, however they convert fast, I may get a discount as they seem to not compute when for one euro, they took one dollar for a croissant. I am in the land of Baguettes, the best part about the French colonizing a country the bring bread. Cheaper bread, however I have only seen the extra-large size baguette so far, and not the half yard variety. I do no need to eat a yard of bread or maybe a meter here in the Frenchie world of St Martin.

Balconies, another good part about French colonization. The have not let up their hold here in St Martin, that may be good for me, not so good maybe for the locals. I am here for fun, I can smell a beach close with Bikinis of proper percentages. At least a good representation for the Caribbean, the Caribbean so far is one of the worst places on the planet to go to the beach and girl watch. I am hoping they have a good final demonstration of talent.

Immigration
I am confused on Immigration, they did not appear to stamp the passport, I do not believe the Immigration guy spoke English. However the lady on the exit booth in Anguilla asked me where I was staying in St Martin and I think wrote it down. However the man in the immigration said something like with that passport, no problem. I am going to try again or get some clarification on the passport, I want to go to Saba, St Barts ,Statia etc, I want a clear in and out passport explanation, do not like to play games with entrance and exit stamps.


Hotel Prejudice

Hotel Prejudice

I just realized, I am prejudice against expensive hotels and prejudice for cheaper hotels. This is irrational or maybe it is not irrational, I guess what I want is a room for a good value. I normally would pay about 5 Dollars per night for the Hotel here in Anguilla called the Casa Nadine�s, the one I am going to in St Martin would be the same price, this one is probably better as it has a way to do laundry, grocery close, and a kitchen to cook. The one in St Martins is just a room.

I want a good value, hard to believe I am getting a good value when the price goes above 35 dollars per night U.S.

I was in real estate, which is around 1000 dollars per month for a room. I rented whole houses for this amount of money, actually for around 500 U.S. To get this much money, 35 dollars per night is a windfall.

I see the opposite all the time, persons thinking my room is bad, because I did not pay much.